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Your Morning Coffee- Thursday Feb 24

Sure it was frustrating.  Not sure what's worse, the fact that the Canucks took the first period off or having to listen to one of the most obnoxious fanbases in all of sports chirp away?  All in all, you just have to remember it's just one game, put it in the rear-view mirror and keep moving forward.  Those damn St. Louis Blues are becoming a thorn in our side once again this year.  I don't know why the Canucks seem to play down to their level (to be fair, the Blues were better 2 years ago, but the Canucks still dispatched them 4 straight), and they certainly love to play against us.  It's time to have one of those bounce back games tonight, and get Ginger Bricks another win while you're at it.

The Canucks loss to St. Louis 10 days ago was a frustrating one, as the Blues took a number of liberties with Canucks players, and very little was done about it.  For all of his pre-season bluster, one Victor Oreskovich has been rather quiet both in the goals and fights he assured everyone he would rack up when he got some time in the bigs.  Not that we need him to goon it up, but if Barrett Jackman wants to gouge Alexandre Burrows' eyes again, there needs to be some kind of response.  The Sedins are taking more punishment than normal, and yes we know that they can take a lot, but there has to be a line.  It certainly better be defended on home ice.

The Blues have made a number of trades recently that will serve them well up front, but trading Eric Brewer and Eric Johnson can only weaken an already struggling back end.  Add in a hand injury to Jaroslav Halak, and this Blues team may be a little less difficult to play against.  The Canucks won't be getting anyone else back soon, though still no word on whether Raffi Torres will sit after apparently suffering some type of shoulder injury Tuesday against Montreal.

Granola Bars and an orange?  Why not...

The trade deadline is starting to look more and more like an anti-climax as teams are at it again.  Ottawa picked up Marek Svatos off waivers, then sent Alexei Kovalev to Pittsburgh for a 7th rounder (!)... Tampa Bay sent Twitter superstar Dan Ellis to Anaheim for Curtis McIlhinney as the Ducks prepare for a possible long stretch without Jonas Hiller, who continues to struggle with vertigo...  Former Canuck Steve Bernier was put on waivers by the Florida Panthers as they try and clear his salary off the books.  Maybe he was the one who told them to waive Michael Grabner...  The Penguins will be without D Brooks Orpik indefinitely after suffering an apparent broken finger...


Max and Igor Cavalera, best known as the founding brothers of Brazil's Sepultura became estranged after Max left the band years ago, but their reunion was even better than one could have predicted.  Inflikted was a non-stop thrash assault that mixed the glory days of Sepultura with Max's other one off side project Nailbomb.  They've got a new album 'Blunt Force Trauma' coming out soon, in the meantime here are some tracks off 'Inflikted' and some Nailbomb, too.